Time to resurrect a New Year's post from three years ago ... As 2013 rapidly approaches, thoughts may have turned to all sorts of resolutions for the new year: 'I must lose weight', 'I will refrain from alcohol', 'I will do more exercise' … Long (and many) lists of dos and don'ts are underway. Endless …
We hear a lot these days about mindfulness as though it's only just been invented. But the truth is, it's thousands of years old. It also happens to be a simple and effective 'tool' for helping us to create a place of calm in 21st-century living. For something so simple, mindfulness can be awfully difficult to put into words. So here …
You can’t stop the waves ... ... but you can learn to surf. jon kabat-zinn
You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes every day, unless you're too busy ... ... then you should sit for an hour. (Old Zen adage)
If you think you are too small to make a difference ... ... try sleeping with a mosquito. (Dalai Lama XIV)
In our busy chaotic world, remember to … take time FOR yourself and BE yourself.
Just because there's an empty space ... ... you don't have to fill it. Take some time to enjoy the clarity it provides. text © wellbeing practitioner 2013